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Old 09-19-2011, 12:04 PM
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Re: Playing with the Angels - WIP

This is absolutely phenomenal. I'm really enjoying watching this progress.
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Re: Playing with the Angels - WIP

Thank you Becky!

Thanks Ed. I do know about the nose, I just can't work on it until I get to working on what's behind it, so for now I'm leaving it. As far as her right eye, (the far side eye, or our left) I have the arc of the eyelash like a "U" flattened out a bit. I don't think that's upside down is it? Upside down would mean it's like an upside down flattened "U" so to speak? Not sure what you mean there. This painting isn't all that big really, the entire size is 11"x14", which makes the length of her face is only 2 1/8" measuring from the bottom of her bangs (hair) to the bottom of her chin. It's hard to get too much more detail, though I think the arc of the eyelash is there. Maybe I need to add a bit more of an arc so it shows better.

Edit to add: I just put a magnifying glass on it , I swear I did, and maybe the arc is off a tad. I swear, just a tad. Man Ed, how did you see that? You have good eyes , I'm gonna have to fix it using the magnifying glass - crazy ! I don't want to paint this using a magnifying glass, that's just nuts!
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Thanks so much jknecht, I appreciate it!
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:46 PM
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Re: Playing with the Angels - WIP

hello
thx Chris
- magnifyers ...
been there ( tho not with that detail i threaded awhile back )
my bad with phrasing .

with this pose/angle , the eye/eyelid/lash is three dimensional
rather than profile or full face ,
so the lashes build on the arc .
- think of a curve of railroad tracks/ties going back into distance .

enough !

Ed :}
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Re: Playing with the Angels - WIP

Chris, put the magnifying glass away!

There is a chap who occasionally posts graphite work on the A&W board, his work is superb and I asked him how he got such results.
He told me that he took around 300 hours filling the tooth and worked with a magnifying glass to make sure there were no white spots left.
So I had a go at this was not a good plan
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Got it Ed, not sure if my pencil will be sharp enough. Will give it a try though. I think I've got the essence, so I won't kill myself trying to noodle that much.


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Chris, put the magnifying glass away!

There is a chap who occasionally posts graphite work on the A&W board, his work is superb and I asked him how he got such results.
He told me that he took around 300 hours filling the tooth and worked with a magnifying glass to make sure there were no white spots left.
So I had a go at this was not a good plan

Too funny Sarah! Don't worry, the magnifying glass is gone, I just can't go there. It takes all the fun out of it, this is about as tight as I want to get. My pastel pencil painting is much tighter than my paintings with the sticks. I draw the line at magnifying glasses though .
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:33 PM
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Re: Playing with the Angels - WIP

Chris......it's not easy to paint an angel because they are right there looking over your shoulder......but she is very happy with this, because you are doing a wonderful job and it will please him.......
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She is beautiful and already is telling me a sad story.
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Got it Ed, not sure if my pencil will be sharp enough. Will give it a try though. I think I've got the essence, so I won't kill myself trying to noodle that much.




Too funny Sarah! Don't worry, the magnifying glass is gone, I just can't go there. It takes all the fun out of it, this is about as tight as I want to get. My pastel pencil painting is much tighter than my paintings with the sticks. I draw the line at magnifying glasses though .

Phew!
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Too funny Sarah! Don't worry, the magnifying glass is gone, I just can't go there. It takes all the fun out of it, this is about as tight as I want to get. My pastel pencil painting is much tighter than my paintings with the sticks. I draw the line at magnifying glasses though .

I use a magnifying glass almost all the time! But then I'm not as young as I once was. (neither are my eyes)

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Re: Playing with the Angels - WIP

You are doing just great Chris Don't think for a minute you need a magnifying glass Just relax take a deep breath and exhale. This painting is going to be just awesome.
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Re: Playing with the Angels - WIP

Thanks so much 'blue. She definitely is looking over my shoulder, I can feel it. There is a sense of presence when I'm painting this(no, I'm not crazy!).

Thanks very much Donna. There is definitely a lot of emotion in the photo, I'm glad it's coming through in the painting.

Hey Sarah, double Phew !

Hi Lorna, nope, not quite done yet! It might be a while!

Thank you David. I just can't go the way of a magnifying glass, that's taking it too far! I'll just paint the way I do with my own two eyes! And yes, I must breathe!
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This is beautiful, Chris! You have lots of patience and this is top quality work!
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Thanks so much Patrice, I appreciate it!
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I know I said something before but it is a beautiful painting and I am sure it will give great joy to her husband.
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